Bad Breath

by Patricia Battle
(Dayton, Ohio USA)

I have a co-worker with unspeakable bad breath. He is very nice, personable and a talker. His breath is so bad, it lingers in the room after he's left!


Question 1.
How do you tell someone they have bad breath without being rude and/or hurting their feelings?

Question 2.
Should I tell him or ask our male supervisor to handle it?

p.s. I have no problem speaking to him about it, I just don't know how to approach him.

Please help! I can't take it anymore!!!! :0

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Concerning the Person
by: Ms P Etiquette

Patricia,

This is a common problem in any large group. Unfortunately, not everyone uses floss or regularly visits the dentist. My answer depends upon your relationship. If you feel comfortable and think he will too, ask him if he is aware of the problem because you like him and would not want to see him become ill from whatever is causing the problem. Do Not relate this to yourself, as in " your breath makes me sick"! I know you were unlikely to do this, but I am making a point. Make it about your concern for him. He may appreciate it or he may do nothing but at least you tried.

Good luck.

Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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